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Vice President for Facilities Planning, Management and Operations

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin on September 11, 2017, and will continue until the position has been filled. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check. All applications must be submitted online

Posting Details


Internal Title Vice President for Facilities Planning, Management and Operations
Position Type Unclassified
Faculty / Non-Faculty / Administration Administration
Pay Band
Department Facilities Planning, Management, and Operations Director
Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Architecture, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Architecture, or a related field is preferred. Minimum of five (5) years of directly related experience which should include experience in managing comprehensive facilities and maintenance organization to include construction management and campus master planning. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
• Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
• Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
• Knowledge of equal opportunity and affirmative action programs.
• Knowledge of facility construction, applicable building codes, mechanical and electrical systems and their maintenance and operation and their related renewal costs.
• Knowledge of construction management, project management, and all codes and regulations pertaining to construction, including management of large capital budgets.
• Knowledge and understanding of computerized facility management systems, applications, and tools.
• Knowledge of building engineering audit techniques, and ability to interpret results.
• Employee development and performance management skills.
• Strategic planning skills. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
• Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
• Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
• Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
• Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
• Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements within State guidelines.
• Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
• Ability to provide professional leadership and guidance to professionals, paraprofessionals, and/or lay persons in area of expertise.
• Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
• Ability to prepare comprehensive and detailed life-cycle cost reports and engineering assessments.
• Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
• Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

Additional Comments Regarding Position

• Acts independently and uses own discretion in pursuit of the technical aspects of the position. Required to be on campus during all emergencies such as hurricanes, floods, etc. and is on call 24 hours per day. May be required to be in hazardous areas such as on ladders and scaffolding, roof tops, inside boilers, on cooling towers, in manholes, etc. Work involves light exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
• Requires the ability to move throughout the campus on foot, including climbing stairs in all College buildings, and stairs and/or ladders on construction sites.
• Scope of the job requires some work in the evenings and on weekends, particularly during the progress of construction projects.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin on September 11, 2017, and will continue until the position has been filled.

Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.

All applications must be submitted online

Salary Salary is commensurate with education/experience
Posting Date 08/28/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Number 2017125
Quicklink for Posting

Job Duties

Job Duties


Establishes policies for and provides leadership of key offices and departments including Facilities Planning, Capital Projects, Maintenance and Skilled Trades, Environmental Health and Safety, and Campus Planning and Space Utilization. Designs, establishes, and maintains staffing and an organizational structure to effectively accomplish the functions of Facilities and Maintenance Operations; recruits, employs, supervises and evaluates departmental staff; directs the implementation of management development skills training, and safety training. Works with the office of Sustainability to ensure that sustainability is incorporated into all aspects of facilities and maintenance operations.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 30

Manages complex projects involving active and proposed capital projects from conception to completion. Coordinates capital budget priorities, working closely with deans, executive administrative officers and the Office of the President. Interacts with departments and the College senior management to ensure that the planning, programming, and presentation of capital renewal needs are coordinated with the institution’s broader capital agenda. Coordinates the development of capital projects and requests for projects requiring exceptional resources. Develops project plans, justification, and cost estimates for integration into the College’s operating budget. Facilitates space planning and advises administration regarding space allocation policy and decisions. Advises the administration on the funding needs to adequately maintain the physical facilities of the institution, and assists in the allocation of fiscal resources for various capital improvement and maintenance projects on the campus. Develops integrated capital project priority listings, programs distribution of State funding for building renewal and replacement, and creates short- and long-term strategic plans.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 30

Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness; implements changes required for improvement. Implements strategies for continuous improvement of campus infrastructure, systems, operations, and energy conservation. Oversees the maintenance, operations, and housekeeping of all facilities and grounds and the utilities systems. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 30

Recommends and participates in the development of policies and procedures. Serves on planning and policy-making committees and Emergency Management Team.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 10

Supplemental Questions

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    • Personal Referral
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    • Other
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    • Word of mouth
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Job fair
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    • SC Works (SC Department of Employment and Workforce)
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3